Apprentice I.T Technician Prima Cheese Limited

To provide assistance and support to the I.T Manager

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Installing and configuring hardware operating systems and applications.
  • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks.
  • Talking staff and clients through systems to help set up systems or resolve issues.
  • Troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults.
  • Replacing parts when required.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a number of tasks at any given time.
  • Ensure all tasks are completed to a high standard in a timely manner.
  • Support with the roll out of new applications.
  • Set up new systems and repair any faults that arise.
  • Set up new user accounts and profiles and deal with any password issues that employees have.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Thorough knowledge of operating systems, networking, hardware and software.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • High standards of integrity.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Personal qualities

  • Professional .
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to build good working relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Qualifications required

  • Good level of English, Maths and ICT.

Future prospects

Prima is a rapidly expanding company with a culture of nurturing its employees and promoting from within.

Things to consider

IT problems don't always occur between 9am - 5pm therefore there may be occasions when you could be required to work after 5pm to assist with this, however this would only be in exceptional circumstances.

About the employer

We are a dairy processing company specialising in cheese used predominantly for pizzas. We are committed to developing and evolving our products, systems and processes to meet the requirements and the demands of an ever changing global market place. Our main interest was and will always be to support our customers and to add value to our partnerships.


Prima Cheese Limited



Seaham Grange Food Park, Partnership Court



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in IT Application Specialist application.
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (If not already gained).

Apprenticeship framework

IT Application Specialist

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Springboard Sunderland Trust


Julie Weirs 0191 5155343

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2017